Sunday, September 15, 2019


Orthodox Forum to Welcome OU’s Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman

As the Jewish world, and the broader society around us, grapple with serious questions about the activities, opportunities and leadership roles open to women, the Orthodox Forum, a Highland Park volunteer-run organization seeking to provide educational yet stimulating coverage of issues facing the Jewish community at large, decided

Author Dr. Rebecca Erbelding Discusses the War Rescue Board at Rutgers University

The War Refugee Board and America’s efforts to save the Jews of Europe was the topic of a recent presentation at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers University by the university’s Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, a curator, historian and archivist at the United States Holocaust

After a Tough Year, Taking Stock of Jewish Life at Rutgers

After the devastating events at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on October 27, it is perfectly understandable if members of the Jewish community are a bit more wary of anti-Semitism than usual.

This heightened vigilance may seem doubly warranted when it comes to the Rutgers

Highland Park Acts Quickly After Pittsburgh Attack

In the aftermath of the horrific attack in Pittsburgh on October 27, a sense of fear and vulnerability reverberated across Jewish communities in this region. It wasn’t just Jews who were deeply shaken by the tragedy, as people of different faiths expressed their shock and distress as well.


Young Israel of EB to Host Holiday Boutique This Weekend

The Sisterhood of the Young Israel of East Brunswick, 193 Dunhams Corner Rd., will be having a holiday boutique on Sunday, November 4, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.. Come shop for giftware, accessories for your table, artwork, jewelry, hats, fascinators, sheitls, clothing for women and girls, kids’ stuff —and more! For more information, please call Barbara at

Middlesex Girls ‘Got Talent’

There is plenty of talent in the Highland Park/Edison community, as was proven at the first-ever Girls Got Talent event held on Sunday evening, September 2, at the Bartle School auditorium in Highland Park. Community women and girls spent their Labor Day weekend watching the many talents represented while raising money for

‘Warm Corner’ for Soldiers Dedicated in Ronen Lubarsky’s Memory

Ronen Lubarsky, a soldier in the elite Duvdevan unit, was murdered this past May 26 by a terrorist as Ronen was participating in an anti-terror operation. His family wanted to commemorate him in a way that would benefit Israel’s soldiers, especially those serving in the Ramallah area, as Ronen

Genealogy Club to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be on Thursday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South 1st Ave., in Highland Park.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building, in the front (1st Avenue) end of the building.

Cong. Ohr Torah Hosts July 4 Shiur

On July 4, Congregation Ohr Torah of Edison hosted a breakfast and shiur by Assistant Rabbi Sariel Malitzky on the topic of “The United States—a Jewish Approach to the President, the Flag and Pledging Allegiance.”

Young Israel of East Brunswick Commemorates 25th Yahrzeit of R. Soloveitchik

In commemoration of R’ Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s 25th yahrzeit, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff will be the scholar-in-residence at the Young Israel of East Brunswick, located at 193 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, on Shabbat, July 14. He will also be presenting a community-wide lecture on Sunday, July 15,

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) to Meet at Ahavas Achim

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will take place on Thursday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Ahavas Achim Synagogue, 216 South First Ave., Highland Park.

The speaker will be Elana Broch, PhD, MLS.

Meetings are held on the second floor of the building and can be reached by stairs as well as elevator at the rear (parking lot side)

Chabad at Rutgers Marks 40 Years of Remarkable Impact on Campus

University classes often consider “case studies” as a way of illustrating and examining best practices, allowing students to consider how theories in the classroom are reflected in real-world achievements.

Students who seek a vivid example of an organization that